22 September 2021
Two men aged 24 and 29 have been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. The suspects were detained in Derry/Londonderry this morning under the Terrorism Act and have been taken to Musgrave police station
Ireland has been assured by the Netherlands there is no basis to reports that Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte would intervene in the NI Protocol dispute at the bidding of British prime minister Boris Johnson, according to Europe Minister @ThomasByrneTD
Boris Johnson reveals Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has offered to mediate between the U.K. and the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol
Pelosi says on Northern Ireland/BREXIT: if there is destruction of the Good Friday peace agreement, a U.S.-UK trade deal would be very unlikely
"The Good Friday Accords is highly respected within the Congress of the United States. We also respect the Brexit vote and our priority, for the UK-EU negotations, is a continued free and open border in Ireland." @SpeakerPelosi, speaking today at Chatham House
1 month ago
Met Éireann has issued a thunderstorm and rain warning for all of Leinster as well as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. The alert is valid from midday tomorrow until 8pm with scattered heavy showers and thundery downpours leading to a risk of spot flooding
Gardaí investigating an organised crime group suspected of being involved in the trafficking of illegal immigrants have seized €16,000 in cash, five mobile phones and financial documents following a search in Dublin this morning
Greece, Ireland, Kazakhstan and Lebanon now among the destinations added to the @StateDept 'Do Not Travel' list due to COVID19
We, the Chairs of Foreign Affairs Committees of Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, UK, Ukraine, US parliaments, continue to oppose the NordStream2 pipeline project and insist that the EU, USA and @NATO must work together to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine and mitigate the risks increased by NS2
A High Court judge in Belfast has recommended the UK government undertake a human rights compliant investigation into the Omagh bombing, after finding there was a "real prospect" the Real IRA attack in 1998 could have been prevented
Irish man arrested in Germany with cache of guns and samurai swords seized before 'possible attack'
This wildfire in Howth, Dublin is still burning
Ireland's Micheál Martin is setting out his views on the future of the EU this evening: Ireland as a more engaged member, an expanded EU budget to do more, more EU powers on health, and respect for rule of law as a 'basic requirement'
Infosec: Kaseya App Supply Chain Attack Delivers Massive REvil Ransomware Delivery to US Companies. Kaseya is designed to allow administration of systems with high level privileges
Hungary warned it could be stripped of EU funds: "There was absolutely no doubt leaving that meeting that Hungary was left in no doubt that a line had been crossed, and without question it would have implications in terms of future decisions around funding," said @MichealMartinTD
Northern Ireland: Edwin Poots resigns from the head of the Unionist party
3 month ago
Edwin Poots has resigned as DUP leader after an internal revolt over the restoration of the Stormont Assembly
Taoiseach tells Fianna Fáil PP that vaccination registration for 30-39 year olds will open "in the next day or two" and there are now 340,000 doses being issued per week
Senior Government figures have warned the Delta variant of COVID19 could become the dominant strain in Ireland within weeks Ministers are meeting tomorrow to consider tighter travel restrictions with Britain
Macron: "Full respect of sovereignty in Northern Ireland cannot mean not respecting the sovereignty of 27 member states who have created a single market." The UK "took up thousands of hours of EU leaders time" on sovereignty. "We Europeans know all about UK sovereignty"
3 month ago
Scene in Clashmore remains sealed of this morning for the Garda Technical team to carry out a full examination A 3 month old baby girl was fatally injured by a dog at around 12:30am She taken to CUH where she was pronounced dead after 3am
Ireland: Government approves renewal of acts to combat terrorism and organised crime
Two detectives shot and wounded in Dublin gun battle
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary:  It appears the intent of the authorities was to remove a journalist and his travelling companion, and we believe there were also some KGB agents offloaded off the aircraft.This was a case of state-sponsored hijacking, state-sponsored piracy4 month ago
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary: "It appears the intent of the authorities was to remove a journalist and his travelling companion, and we believe there were also some KGB agents offloaded off the aircraft.This was a case of state-sponsored hijacking, state-sponsored piracy"
Belarus flight diversion 'aviation piracy': Irish foreign minister
4 month ago
Statement from @Ryanair to @VOANews on the incident involving FR4978
4 month ago
A child has died in a collision involving a vehicle in Longford, It happened at Ardnacassa around 2pm The boy was pronounced dead at the scene & no other injuries have been reported Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them
USAF C-17A Globemaster III SLAM69 descending for Shannon, weird C17 in Europe using a Tactical C/S
Ireland health service shuts down all its IT systems after a "significant" ransomware attack crippled its diagnostic services, disrupting COVID19 testing and forcing hospital appointment cancellations
Ireland is at UN Security Council now having called for an emergency meeting on escalating violence in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel. Thoughts are with Palestinians and Israelis who bear the brunt of this. Civilians on both sides deserve better
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